sporocyst

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noun spo·ro·cyst \-ˌsist\

Definition of sporocyst

  1. 1 :  a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also :  a sporozoan encysted in such a case

  2. 2 :  a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

Origin and Etymology of sporocyst

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1861


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sporocyst

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noun spo·ro·cyst \-ˌsist\

Medical Definition of sporocyst

  1. 1:  a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also :  a sporozoan encysted in such a case

  2. 2:  a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae


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